Margarito M. Martinez
June 10, 1948 - February 12, 2014
Margarito, 65, lost his courageous battle with lung cancer on February 12, 2014. He passed away peacefully at his home in Elk Grove, CA surrounded by his friends and family. As a longtime resident of Hughson, CA, he worked at ConAgra Foods for 43 years until his retirement in 2011. He was a man of few words but had a great sense of humor and was highly respected by all. He has touched the hearts of everyone he has met throughout his lifetime and will be dearly missed. He was preceded in death by his father, Ramon Martinez; his mother, Maria Mendoza de Martinez; and his two brothers, Francisco and Sotero Martinez. He is survived by his children, Cynthia Martinez (Michael) of Marina Del Rey; Margarito Martinez, Jr. (Tami) of Elk Grove; Melissa Martinez Wong (Marcus) of San Leandro, and his two grandsons, Andres and Julian Martinez. He is also survived by his siblings Ramona Martinez of San Lucas, MX; Jacobo Martinez of Midland, TX; Teresa Vizcarra of Midland, TX; Ramon Martinez of Alamo, TX; Erasmo Martinez of El Paso, TX; Berta Hernandez of El Paso, TX; Leocadio Martinez of Indio, CA; Martin Martinez of Sheboygan, WI; and Mario Martinez of Sheboygan, WI. And numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. A memorial will be held in his honor at 1:00pm on Saturday March 22, 2014 at Lakewood Memorial 900 Sante Fe Ave, Hughson, CA. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Sutter Care at Home Hospice.
Published in the Modesto Bee from Mar. 15 to Mar. 16, 2014